Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory

“An emeritus professor of theology with no previous interest in conspiracy theories, Griffin has dedicated himself since 2003 to the ‘9/11 truth’ movement, a group committed to ‘exposing the falsity of the official theory about 9/11,’ and this book is a thorough, highly detailed attempt to do just that. As Griffin aptly notes, ‘the assumption that conspiracy theories are inherently irrational’ has recently taken root in American culture, making any attack on the official government record instantly dismissible, but Griffin takes to the difficult task with solid reasoning and true zeal. All but the most dogmatic readers will find Griffin’s evidence-from the inconsistencies between NORAD tapes and the 9/11 Commission Report to rigorous exploration into the physics of the collapse-detailed and deeply unnerving. For instance, Griffin considers the fact that firefighters were told, five hours before the fact, that building WTC 7 was going to collapse, despite ‘the fact that WTC 7 was not hit by a plane, that the available photographs show no large fires, and that fire had never caused a steel-frame high-rise to collapse.’ Another chilling passage looks at the Pennsylvania crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 through the testimony of those first to arrive, who were unanimous in finding ‘no recognizable plane parts, no body parts.’ For anyone who doubts the government’s truthfulness regarding the WTC terrorist attack, this well-researched volume will give you a trough full of ideas to chew on.”
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

“Considering how the 9/ll tragedy has been used by the Bush administration to propel us into immoral wars again and again, I believe that David Ray Griffin’s provocative questions about 9/ll deserve to be investigated and addressed.”
Howard Zinn

“David Ray Griffin has established himself–alongside Seymour Hersh–as America’s number one bearer of unpleasant, yet necessary, public truths.”
Richard Falk, Professor of International Law, Emeritus, Princeton University

“Until we get a complete, honest, transparent investigation–not one based on ‘confession’ extracted by torture–we will never know what happened on 9/11. David Griffin will never let this go until we get the truth.”
Robert Baer, former CIA case officer and author of See No Evil and Sleeping with the Devil.

After reading David Ray Griffin’s previous books on the subject, I was over 90% convinced that 9/11 was an inside job. Now, after reading Debunking 9/11 Debunking, I am, I regret to say, 100% convinced.
John V. Whitbeck, author of The World According to Whitbeck

Considering how the 9-ll tragedy has been used by the Bush administration to propel us into immoral wars again and again, I believe that David Ray Griffin’s provocative questions about 9-ll deserve to be investigated and addressed.
Howard Zinn

David Ray Griffin hits another one out of the park by taking on the left gatekeepers and the mass media for the lies and cover-up called “the official story of 9/11/01,” which is the greatest conspiracy theory ever perpetrated on the American public. I highly recommend this book for all thinking Americans.
Meria Heller, producer host of the Meria Heller Show

David Ray Griffin’s Debunking 9/11 Debunking is a superb compendium of the strong body of evidence showing the official US government story of what happened on September 11, 2001 to be almost certainly a monstrous series of lies. Tragically, the entire course of US foreign and domestic policies since that date has grown out of these almost certain falsehoods. This single book could (and should) provide the basis for the United Nations International Court of Justice, or some specially constituted global body (independent of the US) to investigate with highest priority, and publicly report its findings about, the charge that unknown elements within the US government, and possibly some individuals elsewhere closely allied to the US, caused or contributed to causing the events of September 11 to happen.
Bill Christison, former senior official of the CIA

David Ray Griffin, author of 30 books and professor of philosophy of religion and theology, emeritus, systematically challenges the principal official and semi-official defenses of the standard account of 9/11 events….Throughout the book’s 391 pages, including 61 pages of references, Griffin exhibits exceptional skill in detailed scholarly analysis. He concludes with a call to the reader, and all of us, to bring these issues into full public discussion and to expose the truth about 9/11, whatever it may be. Indeed, such “truth” has certainly not yet been revealed due to extensive gaps and contradictions in official theories that he documents in detail.

Professor Griffin is the nemesis of the 9/11 cover-up. This new book destroys the credibility of the NIST and Popular Mechanics reports and annihilates his critics.”
Paul Craig Roberts, assistant secretary of the US Treasury during the Reagan administration

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  1. DT said, on April 30, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Having read “Debunking 9/11 Debunking,” I must say that it is a great work and shows the flaws and chaotic structures of the official 9/11 story. That being said however, the one problem I noticed in this work was the claim that the WTC towers fell at, or nearly at, free fall speed. Upon further investigation of the video evidence it seems that the towers completed their collapses in the time between 15 and 22 seconds. I do not think that this hurts the questions raised about the official story, but it does hurt the movement for truth by not addressing these observations. Furthermore, it is interesting that NIST also seems to accept the collapse times of 9 and 11 seconds; could this acceptance be in order to avoid contradictions between the video recordings and seismic readings? If another edition of this book is produced I would suggest reviewing the free fall speed claim, particularly pages 165-69, and also investigating why NIST would accept these times if denying them could seemingly help their claims.

  2. Dean Scarpinato said, on September 11, 2009 at 7:38 am


    When you’ve got an explanation
    Outside the official sponsored version
    That may tend to implicate the official,
    But you’re too small for their coercion
    Too small to die in a single car crash
    Or an “accidentally” downed plane,
    They can marginalize you, trivialize you,
    And imply that you’re insane.

    They brand you a “conspiracy nut”
    “Hey have you flown on a UFO?”
    Did the hammers batter down your door?
    Did you take acid years ago?
    Do you really believe your lying eyes?
Yeah, I know they got it on film.
    But an all-white jury said the cops were innocent
    I can’t believe you’re worried about that still.

    And the Supreme Court said that less is more
    In fact they told us to not even count.
    Since Tom Delay’s thugs scared off the volunteers
    The tally is already shut down.
    You know those old Jews voted for Pat Buchanan
    And the Black folks couldn’t get to the polls.
    But Anton Scalia, the duck-hunting quack
    Is the vote that determines control.

    And do you really believe there was more than just Oswald
    Now that all the witnesses are dead?
    Oh, the Zapruder film and that nagging close-up
    Of that frontal shot exploding his head.
    And the Assassination Committee in ‘72
    Saying, “We guess the Warren Commission was wrong.”
    It’s official now,
    We don’t really know.
    Are you happy?
    Can we finally move on?

    Who really did it?
    Where was George Bush?
    Gambini and Giancanna?
    What are you, some conspiracy nut?
Have a little more marijuana.

    The world’s greatest Air Force,
    Umpteen bazillion bucks strong
    Overcome by a carpet knife.
    Directives not followed,
    The Pentagon hit,
    And a tragic loss of life.
    NORAD had intercepted 67 planes
    In the 7 or 8 months prior.
    Yet for close to two hours they didn’t turn a wheel
    As we watched the new “Reichstag Fire.”
    Then Bush and Rice said, “Who could have known
    They were capable of such a thing?”
    Well anyone who listened to the FBI tips
    Or read the Presidents Daily Brief.
    Or saw the thousands of put options
    Placed just days before
    On United Air and American
    And Morgan Stanley who had 20 floors
    Is this ignorance or arrogance?

    But that morning the President was reading about goats
    While Cheney was in an “undisclosed bunker.”
    While it was abundantly clear we were under attack,
    Bush sat calmly in view of the public.
    Did the Secret Service ever think
    Perhaps the President and these kids are a target?
    The whole country was watching his photo-op
    You think this detail was news to Osama?
    You know the guy we pinned it on,
    “Dead or Alive!”
    The one we had pinned down in Tora Bora.
    That somehow escaped,
    Yet another mistake,
    Is he still CIA?
    Well sorta.

    Another black sheep from a wealthy family
    Seems to be a pattern these days,
    Like John Hinckley who shot Reagan
    While Neil Bush had dinner
    With Hinckley’s brother at his Denver place.
    As George Bush the spook and the Langley elite
    Waited word on the change of the guard,
    It was decided by Bush that this was a lone random nut.
    Any other theories weren’t looked at too hard.

    Like who would benefit from the Old King’s demise?
    And had overthrown other world leaders?
    And who is an operative maintaining the guise
    Of a bumbling good-hearted elitist?
    Who was there in Dallas with Howard Hunt?
    Who had ships at the Bay of Pigs?
    Who on the Nixon Tapes was called by name
    As the man who “would do anything?”

    Careful Tricky Dick before you “open a scab
    And that ‘Bay of Pigs’ thing all runs out”
    With the Cubans and the Texans, Hoover and all
    The little piggies with blood stained snouts.

    But we erase the tapes, purge the libraries,
    And classify, gag and disguise.
    And Ted Olson, Bush Junior’s private council
    Said “the government has the right to tell lies.”
    While Jesus says, “I am the TRUTH”
    And by my Truth is the Way and the Light.
    It sounds like he never quite got the memo
    When he was appropriated by the radical right.

    Dean Scarpinato (c) 2004

  3. Dean Scarpinato said, on July 27, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Dean Scarpinato Taoist Healer. I approach healing with a healthy combination of academic knowledge and intuition. Like a guitarist who has practiced his scales for years, it starts to flow without thought or effort. It is called “being in the zone” and we’ve all experienced it.
    Welcome to this site on the healing Tao. Come in and learn more about my techniques and disciplines. Blessings to all who enter. http://web.me.com/hermetictao/Site/Welcome.html

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